Embracing the Tension

Live only for the day that you will look into your Savior's eyes!

God has called us to lay down our lives for the sake of his eternal purpose. There is a great tension in our hearts as we are pulled away from the ordinary to give our all toward seeking His kingdom. It is my hope that these posts will encourage you to embrace the tension more fully for the sake of God's glory among all people.

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Not a Hyperbole

In our culture, we use more hyperboles than we do words. Everyone knows this. And in case you are wondering what a hyperbole is, read the...

The Cutting Edge Mowing Mission

A wealthy landowner arose before daybreak to travel to a business meeting in a nearby town. He planned to return home at an unknown time...

How Should I Serve?

“What is God’s will for my life?” In the time it takes you to read this sentence, it is likely that thousands of believers have asked...

The Irresponsible Farmer

Imagine a farmer wants to produce a crop. Day after day, he wanders out into the field to go on a walk. He begins to become frustrated as...

Prepared for the Slaughter

They can count on you for a smiling face and a helping hand. You give them shelter, healthcare, land to wander, and food to eat. They...

Identity or Activity?

Activities come and go, but an identity is here to stay. I have often had trouble describing the change that has taken place in my life...

Life on Mission

You’re probably not living on mission. Even if you think you are, you probably aren’t. I don’t say this to be pessimistic or judgmental....

Give Attention to the Tension

We have been called to lay down our lives for the sake of Jesus and the gospel. Unfortunately, that is not usually what marks the life of...

Lost in the Attachment

You receive an urgent email from your boss with the following request: “Please complete this assignment prior to my return from vacation....

Stirred Up

In the beginning of the book of Haggai, God’s people had given up on rebuilding the temple of the LORD. They were busying themselves with...

Filling the Missional Void

Do you ever feel like you were made to do so much more with your life than you are currently doing? Do you sense that God has something...

New Paradigm

We do not need to get better about make disciples. We need to realign our lives around making disciples. In The Rise and Fall of...

The Good Samaritan

Whether you first learned it from VeggieTales or the Bible itself, the Parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-37 is one of the most...

Where's Your Home?

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “This is not our home” or some variation of it. It is a helpful and often repeated reminder that our...

COVID-19 and Gospel Urgency

America’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a polarizing topic that has resulted in seemingly endless disagreement and bickering. What...

Not the Gospel

Sharing the gospel is uncomfortable, and we have a tendency to justify ourselves for not doing it. In Luke 10, an expert in the law...

More Than Ordinary - Example

After writing about our tendency as believers to aim low and overstate our impact, I saw a quote from a prominent ministry leader that...

More Than Ordinary

When you examine your current lifestyle and circumstances, do not simply ask yourself the question, “Can God use me here?” Ask, “How can...

Many Giftings, One Mission

Nothing makes me cringe quite like being told that I have a gifting in evangelism. I have been told this numerous times by...

Harvest is Essential

A little over three years ago, members of FBC Allen began going into the community to knock on doors, pray for people, and share the...

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